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Why is my hair falling out every time I run my fingers through it?

Why is my hair falling out every time I run my fingers through it?

Depends: There could be a few reasons, some benign such as after the birth of a baby and others could be from a systemic problem such as thyroid disease. It is best to see your physician for an exam and possible bloodwork.

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Is it true that stress can cause hair loss? Not in patches...I mean like running your fingers thru your your hair and about 30 strands falling out.

Is it true that stress can cause hair loss? Not in patches...I mean like running your fingers thru your your hair and about 30 strands falling out.

Hair loss: Yes it is possible that stress can cause hair loss but it is important to also rule out medical causes. See your primary care doctor to rule out the medical causes. If medical causes are ruled out, then monitoring and managing stress would be the next strategy.

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Why is my hair falling out in such large amounts? I can run my hands through it and hair just fall out. And I'm not on meds or anything!

Why is my hair falling out in such large amounts? I can run my hands through it and hair just fall out. And I'm not on meds or anything!

Thyroid check: Have your thyroid checked and if its normal, consult a good beautician for advice and recommendations about your hair texture and best treatment.

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My hair has been falling out for about 6 months now when I run my fingers through it a considerable amount comes out. What can cause this!?

My hair has been falling out for about 6 months now when I run my fingers through it a considerable amount comes out. What can cause this!?

Many things: Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle. Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause.

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My hair falls off a lot, well when I run my fingers through it or when I brush it I get this hair ball what can it be?

My hair falls off a lot, well when I run my fingers through it or when I brush it I get this hair ball what can it be?

Problem or not: One is constantly losing hair under normal condition of combing or brushing. If you are concerned consult your doctor to see if you have a condition that can cause the problem.

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My hair comes out in big clumps when I shower/brush my hair and even a lot of times when I'm just running my fingers through. Why?

My hair comes out in big clumps when I shower/brush my hair and even a lot of times when I'm just running my fingers through. Why?

Hair loss: Hair loss or alopecia can be caused by a variety of causes, ranging from hormonal disruption, malnutrition, inflammatory problems and infections. A lot can be learned from a good history and physical. I would go to your doctor and get checked out.

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I like to run my fingers through my hair and put any loose strands in my mouth. What is that about?

I like to run my fingers through my hair and put any loose strands in my mouth. What is that about?

Nervousness?: You might not need to be too concerned but if this behavior continues you should seek professional help. A chronic pulling hair out and eating it called trichiphagy can lead to serious problems. Consult with your physician for steps to take.

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Small polyp like lumps on my wifes head what are they doc? When I run my fingers through her hair or massage her scalp it doesn't hurt her there are like ten of them under the skin you can't pop them they don't have a head on them very unusual please hel

Small polyp like lumps on my wifes head what are they doc? When I run my fingers through her hair or massage her scalp it doesn't hurt her there are like ten of them under the skin you can't pop them they don't have a head on them very unusual please hel

Have to be there!: Lumps on the scalp are often sabaceous cysts: they grow from blocked glands that produce oil or sweat. They are problematic when they bother the person -or when they become infected. These can be removed by a doctor. Soft lumps may be lipomas: fatty growths. I would encourage you not to squeeze or otherwise try to remove these on your own, though. Have your wife's doctor evaluate her. Lgromkomd.

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Pressure on scalp when I run fingers through hair about an inch or two away from temple. Sometimes slightly painful?

Pressure on scalp when I run fingers through hair about an inch or two away from temple. Sometimes slightly painful?

Temporal pain on pre: For how long you have this symptoms? A month a week, a year? . Has the severity of the pain increased or has reached a plateau? Are you taking any medication? Does it help? You may have a neuralgia, tension migraine, sinus headaches, temporal arteritis. All have different management. Try Cymbalta (duloxetine) 20 mg day am, and Aleve 2 tabs day call back in 3-4 days

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Y is my hair falling out very little by little every time I brush or pick up my hair. All day jus pieces of pieces of hair fall out...not stressed so?

Y is my hair falling out very little by little every time I brush or pick up my hair. All day jus pieces of pieces of hair fall out...not stressed so?

There are many: Medical, psychological and environmental causes. The most common is trauma from curlers, coloring agents, straighteners etc. Applied at home or the beauty shop. Some hair loss, or breakage, is normal. Check w/your doctor or a dermatologist,

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I think I have hair fall because every time I shampoo my hair and/or brush it, I see hair falling. What could this be? Is it that serious already?

I think I have hair fall because every time I shampoo my hair and/or brush it, I see hair falling. What could this be? Is it that serious already?

See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist.

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I got motor oil in my hair from running my hands through it. Could this cause a reaction and occur in hair loss?  

I got motor oil in my hair from running my hands through it. Could this cause a reaction and occur in hair loss?  

Motor oil: Running your hands through your hair is not smart but not too bad. As soon as you have finished your day's work you must strip down and have a shower to get rid of the oil in you hair and get your hands clean.

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Every time I run my hand through my hair abnormally larger amounts than normal come out into my hand and a big chunk just came out too. What do I do?

Every time I run my hand through my hair abnormally larger amounts than normal come out into my hand and a big chunk just came out too. What do I do?

Hair fall: Hair goes through cycle which includes growth then growth stops and then hair fall. Sometimes nutritional deficiencies or hormone imbalance can cause hair fall to get prolonged. You can consult your doctor for blood test to rule out these causes.

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